Make Your Own Japanese Clothes - Patterns and Ideas for Modern W
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by John Marshall
Making Japanese clothes is surprisingly simple. Patterns consist of virtually all straight lines, and the non-body-conforming shapes require no darts, buttonholes or zippers. Here in this creative sourcebook, is all the info you need to sew authentic Japanese clothes or design your own Japan-inspired fashions:
-step by step instructions for making 14 select traditional garments, from the luxurious wedding robe and the classic kimono, to the informal Hanten jacket and practical field pants.
-detailed patterns that can be adjusted to fit any size.
-an introduction to the basic building blocks - sleeve shapes, collars, hems, linings and padding - so creative sewers can design their own fashions.
-a choice of authentic Japanese techniques or simplified methods that achieve the same look.
-how to use any width fabric, whether narrow Japanese fabric or standard Western widths.
130 page softcover, filled with detailed B&W pattern illustrations, 8 pages of color photos.